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Defenders of Wildlife: Backlash prompts Animal Planet to pull anti-wolf episode

Defenders of Wildlife sent out the following press release concerning the cancellation of an episode from Animal Planet’s Monster Week. Public Outcry Prompts Animal Planet to Remove “Man-Eating Super Wolves” Show WASHINGTON –Animal Planet removed a segment titled “Man- Eating Super Wolves” from its Monster Week line up this week after over 80,000 Defenders of […]

USFWS puts the brakes on wolf delisting proposal

At least for now, the US Fish and Wildlife Service has halted a peer-review process for removing wolves from the Endangered Species List. Defenders of Wildlife reports 16 respected scientists were barred from advising on the proposal. An email I received today includes a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president of Defenders of Wildlife:  “While […]

Video: Defenders of Wildlife is defending wolves

Removing wolves from endangered-species protections is a horrible idea. When will the people pushing for this sort of action understand manipulating nature and wildlife in this way never has a good outcome. Wildlife management should be run by scientists who truly understand the natural world. It should not be run by those with simplistic views […]

Members of Federal Wildlife Services routinely engaged in acts of animal cruelty

A Fox News story published Tuesday reports on routine acts of animal cruelty, by individuals working in the USDA’s Wildlife Services department. One person quoted in the article explains it is part of the job to have dogs attack wolves held in leg-hold traps. Thankfully, two US Congressman – Rep. John Campbell (R-Calif.) and Rep. […]

Living with Wolves special airs on TV tonight – and online

An investigative report about wolves – within Link TV’s Earth Focus series – will air tonight on the network and online at www.linktv.org/earthfocus. The Link TV premier is set for 9:30 p.m. PT (March 11) – or 12:30 a.m. ET. And it will run again at 9 p.m. ET Thursday (March 14). I am not […]

The Westminster Wolf-Hybrid Show

An Associated Press story about the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show offered some interesting information about one of the two new “breeds” introduced this year – the Treeing Walker Hound. The article notes this hound was “developed from” the Walker Foxhound Virginia Hounds and English Foxhounds. So what does this make the Treeing Walker Hound? […]

Animal welfare legislative update

The Pack News Wire has featured several news stories concerning legislative action in various states. Request in for a vote on Michigan wolf hunting: Animal welfare advocates in the state are pushing for a vote, in an effort to ban wolf hunts. The Detroit Free Press article reminds us that the federal government wrongly dropped […]

Most popular dog breed is actually the mutt

The AKC has announced its annual list of the most popular dog breeds in the US. Of course in this case, its nothing more than an advertising gimmick to promote the sale of pure-bred dogs. I beg to differ on which ‘breed’ is actually at the top of the list. The mutt is the all-time […]

Video: Jane Velez-Mitchell speaks out to protect wolves

HLN TV host Jane Velez-Mitchell has been an advocate for animals for some time now and of late she has been speaking out against wolf hunts in the West.

Pack Topics: Gas chambers; hunting wolves with dogs; puppy millers want to keep dogs

The Pack Topics series continues today with a focus on the odd mentality of those from the other side. Gas Chambers: Despite reports that dogs were surviving a gas chamber in Fairfield County, Ohio, three county commissioners there want more time to consider a ban on the horrible practice. And they requested more time to […]